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Skill & You


Fast-growing player in online vocational education in France, Spain and the UK

Founded in 2000, Skill & You (“the Company”) is a high-growth leader in online vocational e-learning in France, Spain and the UK, providing online courses to over 150,000 students. The Company focuses on educational content, supported by a technology platform and coaching system to ensure a high success rate for its students. The Company’s unrivalled portfolio of 220 courses largely lead to state diplomas and covers a wide range of professional fields (including public services, beauty & wellness, health & social and IT & digital).

The Company employs 1,400 employees and is present in France, Spain and the UK with a growing exposure to French-speaking African countries and Italy.

IK Partners acquired a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners in March 2021.

What Attracted us to the Business

  • Leadership positioning in both France and Spain
  • Fast-growing vocational e-learning market driven by secular trends
  • Demonstrated track record of expansion, especially with the strong development in Spain following the Ilerna acquisition

Our Value Creation Strategy

We are working alongside management to:

  • Grow on the back of strong growth of the vocational e-learning market;
  • Maintain the Company’s leadership position by continuing to invest in the training offering and digital platform; and
  • Continue to execute buy-and-build strategy, supporting core geographies and further geographical expansion.

Investment Team

IK Partners People - Rémi Buttiaux

Rémi Buttiaux

Managing Partner, Business Services Sector Lead
IK Partners People - Diki Korniloff

Diki Korniloff

IK Partners People - Deborah Collignon

Deborah Collignon